Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2106: eudokeo (pronounced yoo-dok-eh'-o)

from 2095 and 1380; to think well of, i.e. approve (an act); specially, to approbate (a person or thing):--think good, (be well) please(-d), be the good (have, take) pleasure, be willing.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) it seems good to one, is one' s good pleasure

1a) think it good, choose, determine, decide

1b) to do willingly

1c) to be ready to, to prefer, choose rather

2) to be well pleased with, take pleasure in, to be favourably inclined towards one

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G2095 and G1380

Citing in TDNT: 2:738, 273


This word is used 21 times:

Matthew 3:17: "Son, in whom I am well pleased."
Matthew 12:18: "whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon"
Matthew 17:5: "Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him."
Mark 1:11: "Son, in whom I am well pleased."
Luke 3:22: "Son; in thee I am well pleased."
Luke 12:32: "little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you"
Romans 15:26: "For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution"
Romans 15:27: " It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if"
1 Corinthians 1:21: "knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness"
1 Corinthians 10:5: "many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in"
2 Corinthians 5:8: "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the"
2 Corinthians 12:10: "Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities,"
Galatians 1:15: "But when it pleased God, who separated me from my"
Colossians 1:19: "For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;"
1 Thessalonians 2:8: "So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the"
1 Thessalonians 3:1: "Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;"
2 Thessalonians 2:12: "the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
Hebrews 10:6: "and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure."
Hebrews 10:8: "thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the"
Hebrews 10:38: "any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him."
2 Peter 1:17: "in whom I am well pleased."

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